F1 » 'A wicked shame' if F1 consigns Senna to DTM


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rich ard

March 05, 2009 3:29 PM

amusing to see that senna is a champion of VICE! he was the "runner-up", or "finished second" but the word "vice" refers to a person who will stand in when a champion is otherwise engaged, or takes over some of the lesser responsibilities. senna admits that brawn did not find him ready for F1, so i wish the media would stop making out that he has a god-given right to a seat. if he was exceptional, other teams would be queuing up to give him a testing role, but , unsurprisingly, they're not.

Levike - Unregistered

March 05, 2009 3:59 PM

There wasn't any Hype.
And he was doing very well in gp2, with some exceptional wins.
He was slot-in in any cathegory he tried, actually he did better than some people who are in F1 now and he has the potential realy. We weren't see where his limits are. It will be a big shame if we won't.

yesindeed - Unregistered

March 05, 2009 5:14 PM

i must agree with the first commener, Rich Ard, in that young Senna is not gifted a seat based upon his name, or any other reason. the paucity of rides/test drives for young drivers is a crying shame, to be sure, but senna must endure the same travails as all the other young drivers who are less fortunate in financing and lineage. might sound crazy, but i'd love to see F1 do two races a meeting, much like WSBK. it would make all the travel money better spent, and , perhaps, a second driver could man the wheel in the second race. lets face it, drivers ought to be able to go the next day after a race, its not as if its the 24 of le mans, now is it...

Mark _

March 05, 2009 6:07 PM

This is what happens with a shrinking grid. There is less turnover so less oportunity for new drivers. Bruno would do well to get a testing role for a year and then move up to a full time race seat. It may be time to revisit having test drivers partake in the Friday practice at each event. This way they can learn the circuits and get some much needed exposure. If the grid gets any smaller it is going to be that much harder for a new driver to get a ride.

Vicks - Unregistered

March 05, 2009 9:54 PM

Because DTM is not real racing? Because going to DTM and winning multiple world championships (see Bernt Schiender and Mattias Ekstrom) makes you less of a champion? Can't stand that people make out that going to DTM is some kind of failure. Maybe those people ought to watch, and go to the races, because I tell you something, it stamps ALL over F1 in EVERY area. Better racing, access to drivers, POLITE drivers who have time for their fans (been there done that in F1 paddock, can't say I was all that impressed with the attitudes).

Begs the question of Paul Jackson thinks Senna is that good why didn't he keep a seat open for him at iSport, huh?

WhyNot - Unregistered

March 05, 2009 10:02 PM

I find it surprising that people put young Bruno down. Yes he has the Senna name and it has got him in doors, but is also a massive weight of expectation. I think he has done well!

Surely he deserves a chance in F1.

Come in Fisichella, Barrichello, and Button your time is up!

Alan - Unregistered

March 06, 2009 1:35 AM

Im not going to pretend to know everything about this guy or what results he's had cause i dont, but it seems that because his second name is senna that he thinks he's got a god given right to a top seat in f1.

Ralf schumacher was looking for number 1 status within williams because of his second name and look where that got him.

This guy needs to relax, maybe spend another year in gp2 and see what happens, otherwise he'll go off the radar and will never be heard of again

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